All three STPs in Muktsar mendacity defunct

All three STPs in Muktsar mendacity defunct

Tribune Information Service

Archit Watts

Muktsar, January 3

Regardless of the Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal’s (NGT) tips, all of the three sewage remedy crops (STP) in Muktsar have been mendacity non-functional for greater than 5 years and untreated water is being discharged into drains.

This contaminated water is getting used for irrigation functions as properly.

Notably, the Water Provide and Sewerage Board had taken over these three STPs having capability of 8.7 MLD (million litres per day), 5.7 MLD and three.5 MLD in June 2021 from the Water Provide and Sanitation Division.

These STPs are to be repaired below the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and City Transformation (AMRUT) mission and tenders have been floated 9 instances as of now. In line with sources, no firm utilized for the tenders for the primary eight instances and when an organization from Gujarat utilized, it couldn’t fulfil the situations. Because of this, the restore work couldn’t start and the untreated water is being discharged into the Chandbhan

drain and a few of its subsidiaries, which ultimately go into the Sutlej.

Reportedly, some farmers have been utilizing the untreated water to develop greens and inexperienced fodder, and residents have raised this concern with the district administration however no motion is taken on this regard.

The Nationwide Shopper Consciousness Group has additionally written letters to the Union Ministry of Housing and City Affairs, requesting that this hazardous follow be stopped on the earliest.

Notably, in January 2020, the state monitoring committee of the NGT had directed the authorities involved to cease the environmentally hazardous follow of discharging untreated municipal waste into drains. Nevertheless, no accountability has been mounted until date for the lapse on this regard.

Rakesh Mohan Makkar, Website Engineer, Water Provide and Sewerage Board, mentioned, “The STPs are presently non-functional. Nevertheless, honest efforts are being made to restore these below the AMRUT mission. Virtually Rs 9 crore can be spent for the particular restore, and to function and keep these STPs for the following 5 years. Some technical situations at the moment are being revised and hopefully the work will start quickly. Presently, the untreated water is being discharged into Chandbhan drain and a few of its subsidiaries.”

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